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EETC awards EGP590 million contracts for North Cairo-Heliopolis line [free access]

March 8, 2019

State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded two contracts estimated at around EGP590 million for the replacement of the 12-km long, North Cairo–Heliopolis double-circuit overhead line (OHL).


Energya Power & Telecom Solution and Energya Cables, affiliated with Egyptian El Sewedy, has bagged the first contract estimated to be EGP295 million [without value-added tax (VAT)] for the supply and installation of 6 km of 220 kV underground cables (UGC), along with the accessories, for connecting part of the North Cairo power plant to the Heliopolis substation.


Egyptian Chinese Company for Ultra High Voltage Networks has bagged the second contract estimated to be EGP294 million (without VAT) for the supply and installation of 220 kV UGC, along with its accessories, for the second part of the line, in the direction of the Heliopolis substation, of a length of 6 km.


Funds from the Egyptian Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) are being used over seven months for each contract.


In March 2018, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoEE) signed a cooperation agreement between the ISDF and the governorates of Cairo and Qaliubiya for the replacement of OHL with UGC for reducing the risk at the High Dam Cairo and other 11 areas in eastern Shubra El Kheima district in Qaliubiya, at an estimated cost of EGP750 million. This is in line with the framework of the electricity and renewable energy sector plan for developing the transmission networks across the country.